Registration open for heart story video submissions
VISALIA – In celebration of American Heart Month this February, Kaweah
Delta Health Care District wants to honor community members who have overcome
any type of cardiac episode from a heart attack to a heart valve problem.
Through Wednesday, January 31, those individuals are asked to share how
Kaweah Delta got their heart beating and healthy again in a two minute
or less video at
www.kaweahdelta.org/showusyourheart. Anyone who shares their heart story video will be entered into an opportunity
drawing for a big screen TV and other prizes. Submitted videos will be
shared on Kaweah Delta’s social media channels and played during
Kaweah Delta’s “Show Us Your Heart” art exhibition from
5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 2, in Kaweah Delta Medical Center’s
Acequia Wing Lobby, 305 W. Acequia Ave., Visalia. Parking is available
in the parking structure across from the medical center on Acequia Avenue.
The reception will showcase heart art submissions crafted by Kaweah Delta
employees and reunite heart patients with physicians, nurses and other
staff members who cared for them during their stay.
Kaweah Delta is just one of four hospitals in California, and the only
one in the Central Valley, that has been recognized by
Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ for Cardiac Surgery
and America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Cardiac Care. In determining
its cardiac quality awards, Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals
nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*
Healthgrades identified the best-performing hospitals across all conditions
or procedures evaluated within the cardiac services area including Bypass
Surgery, Valve Surgery, Coronary Intervention Procedures, Heart Attack,
Heart Failure, Defibrillator Procedures and Pacemaker Procedures.
Kaweah Delta offers a full range of cardiovascular services in partnership
with the following physicians: Cardiothoracic Surgeons Sergio Caminha,
M.D. and Leheb Araim, M.D.; and Cardiologists Basil Abu-El-Haija, M.D.,
Ashkan Attaran, M.D., Kusai Aziz, M.D., Sukhvinder Bhajal, M.D., David
Cislowski, M.D., Frank Gavini, M.D., Reza Rafie, M.D., H. Rajender Reddy,
M.D., Bindusagar Reddy, M.D., Shashi Sharma, M.D., Shailesh Shetty, M.D.,
Bikram Soni, M.D., and Nallathamby Thayapran, M.D. Dennis Johnson, M.D.,
Harry Lively, M.D., Vinod Gupta, M.D., Barry Meyer, M.D., Ashok Verma,
M.D., Aditya Verma, M.D., Ankur Gupta, M.D., and John Lin, M.D.